Valentino Garavani Turns 90

May 11, 2022 201

BY: Luisa Zargani

It may be hard to keep up with his many milestones and accolades after a lifelong career, but Valentino Garavani is marking yet another celebratory moment on Wednesday, turning 90 years old. The city of Voghera, Italy, where the couturier was born, is paying tribute to him with an exhibition of 50 of his storied designs, running from Wednesday to June 5 at the Teatro Sociale.

The site-specific installation displays Valentino creations from the ’60s onward, including a selection of gowns in his recognizable, signature red color. Sketches, drawings, media clippings, photos and documents complete the exhibition. For the occasion, the Valentino fashion house has created a limited-edition hoodie bearing Garavani’s ironic mantra in red: “I love beauty, It’s not my fault.”


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